April 5, 2019
The FBI has obtained intelligence information indicating a Russian ultra-nationalist group linked to bombings in Sweden and subversion in Ukraine offered paramilitary training to U.S. alt-right, neo-Nazi activists.
The Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), a St. Petersburg-based group, contacted organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., and suggested members of American white nationalist groups travel to Russia for a paramilitary training course called Partisan, according to U.S. officials.
Officials familiar with intelligence reports provided no other details of the intelligence and both the Russian group and some American white supremacists involved with Charlottesville denied accepting the training offer.
Partisan provides military-style training for what the group believes is a period of forthcoming “global chaos.” The course was blamed for radicalizing three Swedish right-wing activists convicted in 2017 of several bombings in Sweden.
This article was posted: Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:37 am